1981 Osborne “Portable”

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Found this dinosaur on another site, my only thought is the executives of 30 years ago must have had wicked upper body strength

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    1. It’s 1981. Everybody was buff because the Russkies were still running amok.

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    2. Or like a dozen interns. I mean, the Egyptians moved those big ass bricks to make the pyramids, I’m sure this is the same kind of thing…

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    3. I remember it well. The boss took his “portable” (His was a Compaq) on a business trip. It became my responsibility to maneuver it (and all of the luggage) through the Atlanta airport. The cart hit a gap in the concrete and his portable hit the ground. It survived, but he lugged it home.

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    4. I’m just thinking that the execs also had REALLY good eyesight. That screen is tiny.

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    5. Found one of those in the trash behind my old apartment. Damn thing weighed in at a svelte 28 pounds. It still worked, though.

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    6. it’s fucking looking at me.

      if i ever see one of these things in real life, i’m going all Butlerian Jihad on it’s ass.

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    7. I actually have a later variant of this I bought for 5 dollars from the local computer recycle shop up the street.

      I’ve got a Dolch Pac 62 that used to be owned by FEMA up until about 2 years ago. It still has a working copy of windows for workgroups 3.11 on it, without a network installed, and I can successfully play paint, and carmen sandiego on it with the internal speaker.

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